Visiting Students Instructions & Application
In alignment with the January 25, 2021 recommendations of the Coalition for Physician Accountability (subject to change), The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry will offer on-site visiting student rotations for the 2021-22 academic year starting August 1st. Visiting rotations will be limited to one 4 week rotation per learner and subject to availability and department approval.
The University of Rochester School of Medicine accepts visiting medical and dental students to participate in electives at our institution. For final year medical students in good academic standing from LCME accredited medical schools in the U.S., Canada, and students from osteopathic schools, visiting electives are coordinated through the AAMC’s Visiting Student Learning Opportunities/Visiting Student Application Service (VSLO/ VSAS). Due to the limited number of spots available visiting students may take one 4 week elective at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and our affiliated hospitals. For a description of electives offered at URSMD please visit our website, https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/education/registrar.aspx
Dental students please contact the Medical School Registrar’s Office. If you are an International Visiting Student click here.
Applicants must apply through VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service at The AAMC Website applications may be submitted through VSAS starting in April and students will receive a response in June.
The VSAS application must include:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Current transcript
- Criminal background check
- The University of Rochester Health History and Immunization Form
- Health insurance card
- Proof of malpractice insurance held by the home school
- School issued email address
Enrollment in most electives is limited and therefore priority is given to Rochester students. It is to your advantage to give alternative choices/dates.
There is a non-refundable processing fee of $100 per approved elective payable to:
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Mail payment to:
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical School Registrar's Office, Box 601
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642
Please note that the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry does not provide housing for visiting students. You are responsible for finding your own housing for the duration of your stay.